Our doctors and staff administer safe and non-invasive TMS treatment in our clinics. You’ll typically undergo TMS therapy sessions five days a week for four to six weeks. The length varies depending on your individualized treatment plan. Each session lasts 19-37 minutes.
Yes! TMS is a safe and FDA approved depression treatment. TMS treats your depression without drugs, so it doesn’t have the long list of systemic side effects associated with traditional antidepressant medications. It also is NOT ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), and it does not have the memory loss, confusion, and other side effects associated with ECT.
More than 1.6 million NeuroStar TMS therapy treatments have been performed, and less than 5 percent of patients reported any side effects. The most common side effect is a headache right after TMS treatment, which goes away after the first week of sessions for most people.
We administer NeuroStar TMS through a coil positioned gently on your head. You’ll feel a light tapping throughout your treatment session while wearing the coil. TMS treatment does not affect your alertness or memory, and you’re free to go about your day after our session.
Over 300 million patients have insurance plans that cover TMS treatment. Check with your provider about your coverage. Many insurance providers, such as Medicare, have certain conditions you must meet for TMS treatment eligibility. Medicare in 11 states covers TMS therapy after one medication failure.
We advocate for you when working with insurance companies, allowing you to receive the alternative depression treatment you deserve. Work with our friendly staff to find solutions to your coverage questions.